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7 Tracks – 70 Finalists

Food Tech Challengers identifies and brings top global food and agriculture tech startups together on one stage to compete for an equity-free money prize, global media exposure as well as the attention of 100+ VC’s and CVC’s.

To enter, startups must be innovators in one of the seven tracks fostering the food tech innovation – Functional Food, Alternative Proteins, Food Waste, Personalisation, Digitalisation & AI, Agri Tech and Animal Tech.

Results

10 companies in each track are shortlisted by a distinguished panel of industry experts from leading corporations, venture capitals, ecosystem builders and media partners.

The TOP 70 startups are invited to pitch live (or virtualy) at Food Tech Congress 2021, the leading industry conference of the year. The event takes place on the 2-4 November, offering valuable media and PR attention, as well as vast networking opportunities.

7 Tracks – 70 Finalists

Food Tech Challengers identifies and brings top global food and agriculture tech startups together on one stage to compete for an equity-free money prize, global media exposure as well as the attention of 100+ VC’s and CVC’s.

To enter, startups must be innovators in one of the seven tracks fostering the food tech innovation – Functional Food, Alternative Proteins, Food Waste, Personalisation, Digitalisation & AI, Agri Tech and Animal Tech.

Results

10 companies in each track are shortlisted by a distinguished panel of industry experts from leading corporations, venture capitals, ecosystem builders and media partners.

The TOP 70 startups are invited to pitch live (or virtualy) at Food Tech Congress 2021, the leading industry conference of the year. The event takes place on the 2-4 November, offering valuable media and PR attention, as well as vast networking opportunities.

One single company will be announced as the ultimate winner of Food Tech Challenger 2021 award. In addition, top companies for each track will be awarded with prizes.

Timeline

Application deadline

September 15

1

Top 70 announced

October 5

2

Top 70 pitches

November 2-4 @ Food Tech Congress

3

Top 7 pitches & Winner announced

November 2-4 @ Food Tech Congress

4

Applications are now closed

Application to the FTC is entirely free and each of the 70 finalist Companies (10 per each track) is granted 1 free ticket to Food Tech Congress 2021. May the odds be in your favor!

Meet The Winners!

Functional food

Alternative proteins

Food waste

Personalisation

Digitalisation & AI

Agri Tech

Animal Tech

Application to the FTC is entirely free and each of the 70 finalist Companies (10 per each track) will be granted 1 free ticket to Food Tech Congress 2021. May the odds be in your favor!

Meet The Winners!

Winners

Ultimate
Challenger 2021

IGS Limited is a Scottish agritech innovator that delivers vertical farming solutions to customers across the world.

TOP 7 Challengers

VADE Nutrition is a nutritional supplement provider that offers pre-measured, dissolvable packets of (high quality) protein powder.

vly provides dairy alternatives based on pea protein and is on a mission to create the healthiest plant-protein food products consumers have ever consumed.

Mi Terro utilises big data to create home compostable, single-use plastic-alternative packaging materials made from plant-based agricultural waste.

Get Nourish3d uses patented 3D printing technology and a vegan encapsulation formula to create bespoke and delicious vitamin stacks.

Tastewise is an AI powered Food Intelligence solution that makes food innovation faster, cheaper and more accurate than was ever possible before.

IGS Limited is a Scottish agritech innovator that delivers vertical farming solutions to customers across the world.

Livestock Water Recycling creates value for livestock producers by reducing the expense and environmental impact of waste liquids.

Jury

Faisal Zanjani

Faisal Zanjani

Global Head of Exponential Innovation & Experimentation @ The Coca-Cola Company

Gil Horsky

Gil Horsky

Director of Ventures SnackFutures @ Mondelēz International

Austin Kozman

Austin Kozman

R&D Sr. Director – External Innovation @ Pepsico

Andrew Bluestein

Andrew Bluestein

Managing Partner @ Bluestein Ventures

Alexandre Bastos

Alexandre Bastos

Global Director Innovation @ Givaudan International

Minerve Vicente

Minerve Vicente

R&D Director Taste Elevation and FS International (EMEA, APAC, LATAM) @ Kraft Heinz

Honza Dusanek

Honza Dusanek

Food & Dairy Managing Director @ Nestle

Maria Grabowska

Maria Grabowska

Manager of +impact accelerator @ Danske Bank Growth & Impact

Carin-Martina Troeltzsch

Carin-Martina Troeltzsch

Managing Director @ Corteva

Joost Matthijssen

Joost Matthijssen

Director of Venturing @ Nutreco

Madhusudan Patel

Global R&D, New Ventures & Tech Scouting @ IFF

Henry Berger

Henry Berger

Head of Latam I Country Manager Brazil @ VetFamily

Caroline Sorlin

Caroline Sorlin

General Manager of Plant-Based Acceleration Unit @ BEL Group

George Cherian

George Cherian

Director of External Partnerships @ Kellogg Company

Louisa Burwood-Taylor

Louisa Burwood-Taylor

Head of Media & Research @ AgFunder

Ivan Farneti

Ivan Farneti

Founding Partner @ Five Seasons Ventures

Christina Ulardic

Christina Ulardic

Partner @ Astanor Ventures

Tracy Raines

Tracy Raines

Chief Innovation Officer @ AgBiome

Daria Batukhtina

Daria Batukhtina

Business Development Manager @ Kubota Innovation center Europe

Gaby Shemer

Gaby Shemer

Director of R&D Innovation @ The Builders

Susanne Wiegel

Susanne Wiegel

Investment Manager for Alternative Proteins @ Nutreco

Adi Vagman

Adi Vagman

Investor & Entrepreneur

Neal Gutterson

Neal Gutterson

Partner and Chief Technology Officer @ Radicle Growth

Jens Ingelstedt

Jens Ingelstedt

Investor & advisor @ WeWork Labs & +impact accelerator

Leah von Siemens

Leah von Siemens

Principal @ Manta Ray

Hannah Lester

Hannah Lester

CEO @ Pen & Tec Consulting Group

Olof Böök

Olof Böök

COO @ Aventure Group | CEO @ LUMENT AB

Elena Sofia Inguglia

Elena Sofia Inguglia

Food Scientist & Technical Head @ Brinc

Aarti Ramachandran

Aarti Ramachandran

Director, Research & Engagements @ The FAIRR Initiative

Maarten-Yan Wierenga

Maarten-Yan Wierenga

Investment Manager @ Nutreco NuFrontiers

Elizabeth Fastiggi

Elizabeth Fastiggi

Head of Worldwide BD, Agriculture @ Amazon Web Services

Alice Lou

Alice Lou

External Innovation @ PepsiCo

Kristen Rocca

Kristen Rocca

Senior Associate @ Unovis Asset Management

Pedro Mesquita

Pedro Mesquita

Investment Analyst @ Mindset Ventures

Alex Kovbasko

Alex Kovbasko

Innovations Program Director @ Sweden Foodtech

Leandro Oliveira Santos

Leandro Oliveira Santos

Research Engineer @ Kubota Innovation Center Europe

Natalie Lung

Natalie Lung

Program Manager, Food Technology Accelerator @ Brinc

Micol Alexandria Chiesa

Micol Alexandria Chiesa

Investor and Head of responsible investing @ Five Seasons Ventures

Aurélien Mir

Principal @ Kharis Capital

Andres Hammer

Andres Hammer

Managing Director @ Arpegio

Gergo Kalcsics

Gergo Kalcsics

Senior Manager - VC Business Development @ Amazon Web Services

Catherine Trillo-Blanco

Catherine Trillo-Blanco

Global Growth Platform Manager – Plant based solutions @ Symrise

Siow Ying Tan

Siow Ying Tan

R&D External Innovation – Wellness & Health Management; Senior Principal Technology Scout @ PepsiCo

Gonzalo Perez-Taiman

Gonzalo Perez-Taiman

Managing Director @ Arpegio

Florian Herkner

Florian Herkner

Global Growth Platform Manager – Plant based solutions @ Symrise

David Ziskind

David Ziskind

Director of Engineering, NextGen Ag @ Black & Veatch

Konrad Kordowski

Investment Team Member @ Innovation Nest

Alexander Danielsson

Alexander Danielsson

Investment Manager @ Norrsken VC

Philipp Rittershaus

Philipp Rittershaus

Managing Director @ RootCamp – A SpinLab Incubator

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